Cox Communications employees have awarded a total of $12,000 in grants to local non-profits, through Cox Charities Community Investment Grants. The program provides employee funded grants of up to $5,000 to support a special program benefiting residents in the area. Earlier this year, organizations were invited to submit applications for funding. This year’s recipients of the Cox Charities Community Investment Grants are:
- Capstone Adaptive Learning and Therapy Centers, Inc. received $4,000 for the Young Learners – Brain and Body Development program. The program uses educational and developmental curriculum, equipment and toys to facilitate age-appropriate learning and development.
- Community Solutions for the Emerald Coast (One Hopeful Place) was awarded $5,000 for their Cold Night Program in Fort Walton Beach. This facility provides emergency shelter for individuals experiencing homelessness. The Cold Night Program activates on any night that drops below 40 degrees to reduce the incident rate of death by exposure.
- YMCA of Northwest Florida received a $3,000 grant assist students at West Pensacola Elementary School get glasses to help them excel at reading.
“At our core, giving back to the communities we serve is not just a practice—it’s who we are,” said David Deliman, market vice president for Cox Gulf Coast. “Beyond providing crucial funding to local non-profits, our dedicated employees generously contribute their time and resources to uplift the Gulf Coast. Serving our community is ingrained in our DNA. I couldn’t be prouder of our team, embodying the spirit of compassion that defines us.”
Cox Charities is an internal giving campaign funded 100% by employees who set aside a portion of their paychecks to support the local grants. Money donated by employees in the Gulf Coast Market stays right here in the Gulf Coast. A committee comprised of local employees reviews applications and selects the grant recipients.
In addition to the Community Investment Grant, the Cox Charities Innovation in Education Program provides grants of up to $2,500 each to schools to fund classroom programs and curriculum that encourage and promote students’ ingenuity and imagination through the innovative use of technology. Last spring, Cox employees awarded more than $6,200 to six local schools.
The Cox Gulf Coast market includes parts of Escambia, Santa Rosa, Okaloosa and Walton counties.
For more information about Cox Charities, visit www.CoxCharitiesSER.org.
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